Actually, I just finished reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.
There wasn't really a plot, which isn't really a problem for me.
It wasn't exactly chronological, which I love.
70-some pages were PowerPoint slides --> which was awesome and rekindled my interest in visual and digital storytelling.
Each chapter of the book was a short story, all connected through their associations with other characters in other chapters. This format reminded me of Olive Kitteridge and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which were also collections of related short stories marketed as novels. (What other books are like this? I love this style).
I did not like the characters and I'm not all that interested in the music industry but I did enjoy Egan's writing style and novel format.
Reading this made me think differently about what it means to write a novel.
What books have made you think differently about the novel?